Music

Steve Lewis - "Off This Rock" (audio) (premiere)

Glam meets garage rock on this raucous new track by the Nashville musician.

Nashville artist Steve Lewis is set to release his latest album Creepers & Vines, and if it's anything like its opening track "Off This Rock", it'll be a must-hear when it comes out in three weeks. With roaring guitars that echo Neil Young and Crazy Horse, sparkling harmonies reminiscent of glam David Bowie, and an undeniable sense of fun, it's a blast of rock 'n' roll that shames any white male indie rock that's come out this year. Crank it with the windows down.

"Escapism is at the heart of 'Off This Rock' - it's a song all about helping each other to leave earth behind," Lewis says. "There's bound to be some teamwork required, so we work together and build spaceships from any old junk we find. The music has a positive feel -- somewhere between Bowie's 'Watch That Man' and the getting-it-done montage in a teen movie."

Creepers & Vines will be released 28 August.

How Avey Tare Made a Whole Album Out of Necessity

The songs on Avey Tare's Cows on Hourglass Pond emerged from a need for material for a live show, but you wouldn't assume that when sucked in by their soothing, intricate surrealism. Tare speaks about his creative process, the technical forces driving the record, and where he's at lyrically.

Music

Swiss Grooves: An Interview with L'Eclair

L'Eclair's third album effortlessly touches on funk, prog, dub, disco, ambient, and electronic genres, warming the chilled precision of Krautrock with danceable rhythms. Bass player Elie Ghersinu observes, "It just keeps on evolving every day, every month."

Music
Pop Ten
Mixed Media
PM Picks

© 1999-2018 Popmatters.com. All rights reserved.
Popmatters is wholly independently owned and operated.